Avoiding the Mess: Push Connectors Reduce Spatter

Weld spatter can affect the quality of the welding area and cause issues with the final product. Push connectors help to prevent spatter build-up in the lines.


Weld spat­ter, the small par­ti­cles of non-metal­lic mate­r­i­al expelled dur­ing the fusion of met­als dur­ing weld­ing, is a big prob­lem for weld­ing appli­ca­tions. Robot­ic push con­nec­tors can help cut down on the occur­rence of spatter.

Spat­ter is a prob­lem because it can cause dis­con­ti­nu­ity to the weld, either by inter­fer­ing with the ser­vice­abil­i­ty of the work piece, or by caus­ing issues with anoth­er appli­ca­tion for the piece, like coat­ing or paint­ing.

By using push con­nec­tors on the air and water tub­ing for robot­ic weld­ing equip­ment, man­u­fac­tur­ers can help pre­vent spat­ter build-up in the lines. These robot­ic push con­nec­tors, along with the hoses they con­nect, can han­dle tem­per­a­tures as low as ‑40 degrees or as high as 140 degrees.

A push con­nec­tor and flex­i­ble tub­ing are also spark resis­tant, some­thing that is a require­ment of pneu­mat­ic con­trol sys­tems on weld­ing robots. Since robot­ic con­nec­tors are made of mate­ri­als like nick­el-plat­ed brass, they are resis­tant to shock, cor­ro­sion and sparks.

Push con­nec­tors also sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce assem­bly time for hoses and cables. All the con­nec­tors come pre-assem­bled and pro­vide tub­ing with a leak-free con­nec­tion. This allows the robot­ic welders to get up and run­ning quick­er, mean­ing less down­time for pro­duc­tion lines.

Basi­cal­ly, while robot push con­nec­tors are just a small ele­ment in the robot­ic weld­ing sys­tem, they are an inte­gral part of the safe­ty sys­tem, keep­ing the tubes from spark­ing and pre­vent­ing spat­ter build-up.

Robots​.com helps all their cus­tomers cus­tomize the right safe­ty and dress pack­ages for their robots and robot­ic sys­tems, right down to the push con­nec­tors and tubing.

For more infor­ma­tion about push con­nec­tors and oth­er safe­ty options avail­able for weld­ing robots, con­tact Robots​.com online or at 8777626881.

Jun 30, 2013